§ 4. Mr. Robert Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the names of the foreign countries with which Great Britain has conventions in operation regarding legal proceedings similar to that entered into with Jugoslavia on 27th February, 1936, and ratified on 18th June, 1937; and which of these conventions apply to Scotland?
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
Conventions to facilitate legal proceedings in civil and commercial matters have been concluded with a number of countries whose names I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT. All of these conventions have been extended to apply to Scotland.
§ Mr. Gibson
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how far these facilities have been taken advantage of?
§ Mr. Eden
That is another matter.
Following is the reply;
Six conventions signed for and on behalf of the United Kingdom at international conferences during the past six years have not yet been ratified in respect of the United Kingdom, namely:
Convention for the Unification of Rules relating to damage caused by aircraft to third parties on the surface, signed at Rome on 29th May, 1933.
Convention for the Unification of Rules relating to precautionary seizure of aircraft, signed at Rome on 29th May, 1933.
Protocol additional to the Convention of 10th April, 1926, relating to the immunity of State-owned ships, signed at Brussels on 24th May, 1934.
511 Convention regarding the protection of industrial property, signed at London on 2nd June, 1934.
Agreement for the suppression of false indications of origin on merchandise, signed at London on 2nd June, 1934.
Convention for the regulation of the meshes of fishing-nets and size limits for fish, signed at London on 23rd March, 1937.